DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
The Domestic Violence Unit provides proactive advocacy services to domestic violence victims, offering guidance through the court process and referrals to agencies that provide victim services. By empowering victims with information and support, victims can make informed decisions and leave abusive situations.
Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in danger!
Court & Detention Services Municipal Building
2014 Main St., Room 206
Dallas, Texas 75201
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
-Within one week of an offense, a victim advocate from our office contacts the victim by telephone and/or writing to offer:
-Emotional support throughout the duration of the case
-Explanation of the judicial process
-Notification to victim when he/she needs to appear in court
-Assistance with referrals to other resources such as shelters, counseling, job training and other needs.
-Development of a safety plan for victim to use during times of danger.
Dallas City Attorney's Office: Aggressive Steps to Fight Domestic Violence
We have a pro-prosecution policy: The victim is not able to drop charges, thus many more cases go to trial. This policy relieves the victim of any undue pressure to drop charges.
We work with police officers to obtain information necessary to effectively prosecute domestic violence cases such as the victim/witness contact information and a report providing explicit details about the violence.
We have a designated municipal court to handle domestic violence cases. This enhances the judiciary's role to manage an offender's behavior and secure a victim's safety. It also produces a concentrated effort to more effectively prosecute offenders and provide victim services.
Dial 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger!
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 (800) 799-SAFE
Dallas Police Department
Family Violence Squad
Reporting Child Abuse
Child Protective Services
1 (800) 252-5400
Services and Counseling for Women and Children
Genesis Women's Shelter
The Family Place
Information about domestic violence issues
Texas Council on Family Violence